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Bike getaway through the vineyards of Burgundy

Get on your bike to explore the most famous areas of Burgundy wine region, stopping in Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wines.

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Reference BG0202
  • Itinerant trip
  • 2 days
  • Moderate
  • From March to November
  • Minimum age 12 years
GPSGPS application available
199€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This 2-day bike trip along the most famous vineyards of Burgundy is a perfect getaway for culture, nature and food lovers.

    You cycle through vineyards and discover historical monuments such as Château Vougeot, the castle of Rully or typical wine villages. You stop for the night in Beaune: do not miss the visit of its hospices and stroll into its paved roads.

    Day 1

     
     

    Chalon - Beaune

    Bike
    50/56km
    Today’s ride has you leaving Chalon-sur-Saone on the peaceful towpath next to the Canal du Centre. You can choose to visit the castle of Rully (+ 6kms) before reaching Santenay, gateway to the vineyards of Cote de Beaune. After riding on the "Voie des Vignes" bike path, you’ll transfer over the quiet, back roads, past one historic village to another. You pass in Meursault, known for its castle and for being one of the shooting locations for the movie, "La Grande Vadrouille"before reaching Beaune and its hospice.

    Day 2

     
     

    Beaune - Dijon

    Bike
    44km
    You leave Beaune and ride through the vineyards and especially the one of Cotes de Nuits area, a 20km strip of land running south from Dijon to Nuits-Saint-Georges. Stop at the doorstep of the Chateau de Clos Vougeot, a highly symbolic building founded by the monks of the Abbaye de Citeaux. You’ll learn about the distinct castle architecture, as well as the rites of the brotherhood of the Chevalier du Tastevin. Continue the ride to Dijon, former capital to the powerful Dukes of Burgundy. This lively city has open and welcoming atmosphere. End your day with a delightful stroll through the remarkable well-preserved city center.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-3 Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 3 Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).



    Luggage


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

    For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking:
    (see rate in "Prices")

    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental)

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.


    Le Vélo Voyageur App

    Like a sat nav, the route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. Discover and enjoy every moment of your trip by following the directions and listening to the descriptions of the point of interest on your way.

    Following the itineray becomes easy as a child's play and you can enjoy the trip instead of concentrating on the maps.
    Your cycling holiday also includes practical information from our partners and all the latest news.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download the Le Vélo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. During the trip, once the app dowmnloaded, your phone can be off-line


    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents maps of the itinerary (A4 format) that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider.

    Example of a map




    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.




  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By train: direct TGV (fast trains) stop in Dijon Ville or Le Creusot (from Paris Gare de Lyon) or Chalon-sur-Saône (from Lyon Part-Dieu). You can reach Chalon-sur-Saône with the regional train or bus connections from the TGV stations. The duration of the trip is between 2 and 3 hours from Paris and about 1 hour from Lyon. To plan your trip, www.trainline.com


    Parking

    If you drive to Chalon-sur-Saône, you can park your car in a secured car park located in the city center. The weekly rate is about 30€.

    All details park will be given in your travel documents.

    To get back to starting point:


    Regional trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot (full rate 10€/adult). There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

    If you chose the luggage transport, you will be able to pick up your luggage after 5pm at the pick up location.

    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes near the train station of Chalon-sur-Saône in the morning between 9 and 12 am on your first day. If you booked the luggage transfer, please drop off your luggage at the drop-off point or at the hotel reception at 10.00am the latest.

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  • Reviews
  • 1 bike travelers reviews 5.00 / 5

    “ Week-end dans les vignobles des Grands Crus de Bourgogne ”

    On the 2020-08-17 by Olivier
    Séjour très agréable. Très beaux parcours au milieu des vignes réservés la plupart du temps aux vélos. Vélos de bonne qualité. L'application est également de très bonne qualité, c'était un des critères de mon choix et je n'ai vraiment pas été déçu. Parcours (90 kms) largement faisable en 2 jours si vous faîtes un peu de vélo régulièrement, néanmoins si vous aimez prendre votre temps ou n'êtes pas très sportifs, vous pouvez le faire en 3 ou 4 jours.
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